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Sun. Jan 27, 2013 Israel News

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  • Netanyahu warns Syrian chemical weapons could land in Hezbollah's hands
  • Likud officials: Netanyahu wants Bennett in government
  • Hospital: Ariel Sharon responded to family photos, not in coma

The IDF deployed an Iron Dome air defense battery in the Haifa area on Sunday, amid an escalation in the Syrian civil war and concerns over Syria's sizable chemical weapons arsenal falling into radical Islamic hands.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that in the shadow of regional security threats, he intends to form the widest coalition possible.
Speaking at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu pointed to the threat of Iran's nuclear program and suspected chemical weapons in war-torn Syria.

Senior Likud officials who are familiar with the coalition negotiations leveled harsh criticism on Sunday at Habayit Hayehudi party and its chairman Naftali Bennet . Despite Bennett's conduct, they said, the prime minister still plans to include Habayit Hayehudi in the next government.

Officials at Soroka Medical Center said Sunday that "significant" brain activity was detected during tests performed on former Prime Minister Ariel
According to medical officials, this activity was detected during each of the MRI scans and in the "matching" areas of the brain. Sharon suffered a stroke seven years ago. Soroka officials said he has never been diagnosed as suffering from a coma and that his diagnosis has been determined as "minimal conscious level.

US President Barack Obama on Sunday vowed to prevent genocide as the world commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day on the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the Aushwitz concentration camp.
The main ceremony took place at Aushwitz with the participation of holocaust survivors and Israel's ambassador to Poland Tvzi Rav Ner.

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